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Genetically altering the past, present, and future Current rating: 0
04 Aug 2003
Genetic engineering and the various global wars have various connections and interrelations, as they have to do with population control of the so-called "undesirables" and our consenting on a large-scale of these activities in the past and present thus far. But, what does the future hold?
This article is the first of a series of articles exploring the complex and often over-looked relationships between the so-called global “War on Terrorism” (in reality, those Wars themselves are illegal acts of terrorism) and the silent wars (water and genetic wars).

You may wonder reading that statement, what are the water wars? And what are the genetic wars? As you may not have heard of those other wars that are taking place currently. [The wars that we see now are continuations of previous wars that really did not ever come to closure. The only end to war is perpetual peace or an attempt at it.]

The water wars will gain much more national attention within the US Empire as the wars for other natural resources (oil and natural gas) become less significant when those resources become obsolete. Even though it is not popular news right now, there are enough crises taking place around the world due to a shortage of groundwater and surface water due to over consumption and/or contamination that The World Bank believes that the next World War may be fought over WATER. [1]

The genetic wars existed in the past through the policies of eugenics and are continued today under the guise of biotechnology/genetic engineering. David T. Suzuki, Ph.D. in Genetics, wrote a wonderful essay exploring the history of gene science from his personal perspective of being a Japanese-Canadian and showing how science can be and is affected by personal biases (political, social, racial/cultural, economic, and so on) and thus how we must learn how to question science, as scientists and non-scientists. Even going beyond that, we must challenge ourselves to see the world that we live in a different light and begin to practice long-term sustainability and no longer quick fixes. [The essay, “Biotechnology: A Geneticist’s Personal Perspective” can be found at]

Overall, my purpose through these articles is to connect the missing puzzle pieces so that people will see that we can no longer look at single, isolated issues (the illegal Wars against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan or economic globalization or clear cutting or genetic engineering), but that we must look deeper to the root of the existing problems of the world that we live in today. When we do that, then we can create solutions that are truly transformational, of ourselves and the world that we wish to live in. Through those realizations the second purpose will be achieved, we will have explored the deeper idea of responsibility that we all possess.

Questions we need to pose about genetic engineering
What is eugenics? [2] What is biotechnology? What are genes? [3] What is genetic engineering (ge)? [4] What is gene splicing? What are genetically engineered organisms (geo) or genetically modified organisms (gmo)? What are biopharmaceuticals? [5] What is/are the difference(s) between the genetic manipulation of organisms through genetic engineering and traditional breeding techniques of plants and animals? [6]

Are there various connections between eugenics; white supremacy/Aryan superiority notions/beliefs; AIDS/HIV virus/cancer; leukemia; various synthetic pathogenic microorganisms; corporate globalization (imperialism/colonialism/capitalism); global wars for control/domination of worldwide resources, though mostly targeted at people of color; forced sterilization programs; birth/population control methods recommended by the global “North”/”West” to the people of the so-called “Third/Fourth Worlds”; the genetic manipulation of organisms and the global food supply through bio-/genetic engineering; the “New World Order”/”Illuminati”; and so on? If so, what are the various interrelated connections?

Is it possible to genetically engineer a virus, mycoplasma, and/or other so-called “pathogenic” microorganisms? [7] What about a cancer and/or some other “dis-ease”? Would anyone do such a thing? If so, why? Has anyone done that before? If so, why?

Did the US Department of Defense [DOD] (formerly the Department of War) request funding for a synthetic biological agent that humans had not yet acquired a natural immunity for in 1969? [8] If so, why? Has the DOD (and other US agencies) through their counterparts in the petrochemical/pharmaceutical-medical/intelligence/scientific research-design/”education”/defense contractors/financial industries used people in the US and abroad as guinea pigs for various experiments with chemical, biological, and radiological/nuclear weapons and agents? If so, why? Would those actions be considered acts of Warfare? It is important to note here that Public Law 95-79 from 1977 gave the DOD the right to test and experiment with chemical and biological agents on civilian populations in the US. [9]

Would the US “corporament” [10] attempt to experiment with the world’s food and/or water supply? If so, why and what agenda purposes would it serve? Have various petrochemical/food-drink industry corporate giants attempted to not only pillage the Earth of her resources and in the process pollute the Earth and our physical bodies, but also attempted to control the world’s water supply and in turn charge outrageous prices for the consumption of water in addition to transforming the global food supply? If so, why? As well, if this is true, why have we allowed this act of aggression against us? [See 1]

What is/are the population control method(s)/technique(s) recommended by the US, if any? What are those endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO)? Are the methods/techniques the same for both the WHO and the US? If so, why? Does the US exert too much power and control over the WHO and their recommendations? Has the US conducted sterilization experiments on consenting and/or unconsenting people at home and/or abroad? If so, why? Were the people that consented to the “procedures” fully aware of what was being done to them – thus was the “experiment” fully and truthfully described in the person’s native language? If not, why not?

What is/was National Security Study Memorandum 200 from 1974 (“Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests”)? [11] What is/was its purpose? What did/does it recommend? Does the debate over genetically engineered “foods” and toxic/hazardous waste products/byproducts being dumped on the peoples of the so-called “Third/Fourth Worlds” have anything to do with NSSM 200? [12], [13] If so, what?

What food crops are currently genetically engineered? [14], [15] What percentage of the US food supply is ge “food” now? How about the global food supply? Are animals raised on farms fed ge “food”/genetically modified organisms and/or parts of other animals? If so, why? Are the people that consume those animals provided that information on labels in the US and worldwide? If not, why not? Are ge “foods”/gmo found in foods or produced as “food” safe and benign for Life on this planet? If not, why not? What are the problems? What are the possible side effects to eating those “foods”? What are the consequences for the ecological integrity of the Earth due to the release of genetically engineered organisms into the global food supply and into the greater ecosystem of the Earth? Do the scientists and/or engineers that “engineer” those “foods” know? What about the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and/or the other entities in the U.S. “corporament” that “regulate” some aspect of those “foods” and/or promote such “foods”?

On a global scale, what about the United Nations World Food Programme, the World Trade Organization (WTO), [16] and/or the WHO? If no one knows what the effects will be, why have we allowed them to continue this War against all of us? Is it because we are unaware of what is going on or because we just don’t care as long as we believe that it just affects those “undesirables” in the so-called “Third/Fourth Worlds”?

Why is the labeling of ge/gmo “foods” NOT required in the US? Why have other nations required the labeling of ge “foods” and/or stopped the importation of such “foods” from entering their borders and into their food supplies? Why does the US still patent ge “foods” and not follow suit on a moratorium of ge “food” production and importation/exportation of ge “foods”?

Do you know if you have eaten ge/gmo “foods” or not? I would dare say probably not since it is more important that corporations keep their “proprietary” secrets (“confidential business information”) than for us to know what we are really eating. Though various corporations/government agencies commit cultural piracy on a continuous basis and refuse to respect the right for Life not to be patented and to allow people worldwide to continue sustainable agriculture that has worked and existed for thousands of years.

Who funds the research that says that ge “foods” are the answer to the world’s food supply problems? Are these the same corporations that have brought us such great scientific achievements like: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Dichlorodiphenyltrichloro-Ethane (DDT), Tetrachlorodibenzo-Para-Dioxin (Agent Orange), Aspartame (Nutra-Sweet), Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH or rBST), the atomic bombs, and the poison gas used in the concentration camps? With a history such as that for the major backers of ge “foods” (Monsanto and DuPont), should we blindly trust that they have our best interests in mind? Some of the entities involved in ge “food” production and research include: Agritope, Asgrow, Calgene, Ciba-Geigy, DeKalb, DNA Plant Technology Corporation, DuPont, Ecogen, Hoechst/AgrEvo, Monsanto, Mycogen, Northrup King, Novartis, Petro Seed, Plant Genetic Systems, Research Seeds, Rhone Merieux, Rhone Poulenc, Sandoz, Zeneca, Cornell University, and the University of Hawai’i. [17]

Can ge/gmo products still be classified as “foods”? Should they be? If so, then what exactly is food? Who determined that we should not know ALL of the ingredients in our “foods” including: natural and/or artificial flavoring(s), natural and/or artificial coloring(s), natural and/or artificial hormone(s), antibiotic(s), preservative(s), and/or other additive(s); any genetic manipulation(s) [addition of virus(es), bacteria, herbicide(s), pesticide(s), insecticide(s), fungicide(s), and/or petroleum product(s)/byproduct(s)]; and so on? How does treating foods with irradiation and/or fluoridation further affect the foods that we eat and ultimately our bodies and the Earth? [18] When all of those ingredients interact/mix with each other within the foods, within our bodies, and later on after expulsion within the greater ecosystem of the Earth, what are the individual effects? What are the synergistic effects? [19] Can the scientists and/or engineers guarantee that there will be no harmful effects due to those reactions? Will there be an increase of food allergies? Thus, do we really know what we are eating?

If you are interested in helping to restore real food to our bodies, then you may want to do research on organic [20] and biodynamic [21] farming and possibly farm in those methods and/or buy those foods. In the process, we will heal ourselves and our Mother, the Earth.

Irucka Ajani Embry can be reached at iembry (at) and would like information on systems theory and biodynamic farming.

Water Crisis – Next World War?
Water Wars

“The philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This adage is appropriate to our current rush into the "gene age," which has striking parallels to the eugenics movement of the early decades of the 20th century. Eugenics was, quite literally, an effort to breed better human beings – by encouraging the reproduction of people with "good" genes and discouraging those with "bad" genes. Eugenicists effectively lobbied for social legislation to keep racial and ethnic groups separate, to restrict immigration from southern and eastern Europe, and to sterilize people considered "genetically unfit." Elements of the American eugenics movement were models for the Nazis, whose radical adaptation of eugenics culminated in the Holocaust.” [From the Eugenics Archive located at]

For more information on Eugenics, check out:
Biotechnology: A Geneticist’s Personal Perspective
Eugenics Watch
Eugenics Watch

“All organisms, from viruses to humans, contain a unique set of instructions which set down how they develop, grow and live. These instructions are found inside cells on a long molecule called DNA. DNA can be divided into small sections which control different aspects of the organism’s growth and characteristics, and these are called genes. Very simple organisms, such as bacteria, may have a few thousand genes, while more complicated organisms have many more -for example, it has been estimated that maize has around 50,000 genes. In genetic engineering, DNA is cut up, and genes are moved around from one organism to another.” [Excerpt from “Genetically Modified Crops and Food” located at]

“In traditional forms of breeding, variety has been achieved by selecting from the multitude of genetic traits that already exist within a species’ gene pool. In nature, genetic diversity is created within certain limits. A rose can be crossed with a different kind of rose, but a rose will never cross with a mouse. Even when species that may seem to be closely related do succeed in breeding the offspring are usually infertile. For example, a horse can mate with an ass, but the offspring, a mule, is sterile. These boundaries are essential to the integrity of any species.

“In contrast to traditional breeding, genetic engineering involves taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to transfer a desired trait or character. For example, selecting a gene which leads to the production of a chemical with antifreeze properties from an arctic fish (such as the flounder) and splicing it into a tomato or strawberry to make it frost-resistant. It is now possible for plants to be engineered with genes taken from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. It has been suggested that, because we have been modifying the genes of plants and animals for thousands of years, genetic engineering is simply an extension of traditional breeding practices. Although it is true that the food crops we are eating today bear little resemblance to the wild plants from which they originated, there are clear differences between genetic engineering and traditional breeding.” [Source is “What is genetic engineering?” from]

For more information, check out:
Genetic Engineering Series

Biopharmaceuticals are basically plants that are genetically engineered to produce various chemicals, such as “vaccines, growth hormones, clotting agents, industrial enzymes, human antibodies, contraceptives, immune suppressive cytokines and abortion-inducing drugs”. [Source for information is “‘Pharmageddon’/Risks of Edible Transgenic Vaccines” located at]

More information concerning the currently approved biopharmaceuticals and Dow Chemical’s own page on biopharmaceuticals can be found below:
The Biopharmaceuticals
Dow Plant Biopharmaceuticals Home: Growing Pharmaceuticals in Plants

“For thousands of years farmers and plant breeders have been changing crop plants to improve characteristics such as size, resistance to disease and taste. Plants which grow well, have a higher yield or taste better are selected and bred from. This is still the most widely used technique for developing new varieties of a crop - it is limited by natural barriers which stop different species of organisms from breeding with each other. But genetic modification is very different to these traditional plant breeding techniques. It is a technology which allows scientists to take ‘genes’ from one organism and put them into another. This changes the characteristics of the organism, or the way it grows and develops.

“Transferring DNA and genes from one organism to another is a difficult and fairly haphazard procedure. At present there is no way to control or direct what happens, and so new genes end up being inserted at random into the genetic makeup of the organism. It is now known that genes are found in groups, and that new genes tend to end up in these - so randomly inserting a new gene has the potential to disrupt the native genes and how they operate. In fact, such disruptions are quite common - inserted genes can sometimes fail to work, or behave in ways that aren’t expected, or the functioning of native genes may be affected.

“Scientists have voiced concern that such disruptions could lead to unexpected toxins being produced, or to changes in the levels of nutrients and naturally occurring toxins. There are examples of genetic modification changing plants in entirely unexpected ways. For example, when researchers in Germany tried to boost the starch content of potatoes using genes from yeast and bacteria, they found that the starch content actually fell and other, unexpected, compounds were produced.

“Finding new genes can be a time consuming and expensive process, so the same genes tend to be used again and again. For example, the novel gene ‘pat’ (which provides resistance to a type of weedkiller) has been inserted into at least nine different crop plants on the market in the EU [European Union] and the USA, including GM maize, oilseed rape, sugar beet and soya.” [Excerpt from “Genetically Modified Crops and Food” located at]

“Towards the end of Louis Pasteur’s life, he confessed that germs may not be the cause of disease after all, but may simply be another symptom of disease. He had come to realize that germs seem to lead to illness primarily when the person’s immune and defense system (what biologists call "host resistance") is not strong enough to combat them. The "cause" of disease is not simply a bacteria but also the factors that compromise host resistance, including the person's hereditary endowment, his nutritional state, the stresses in his life, and his psychological state. In describing one of his experiments with silkworms, Pasteur asserted that the microorganisms present in such large numbers in the intestinal tract of the sick worms were "more an effect than a cause of disease." (1) - Rene Dubos, “Mirage of Health,” San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1959, 93-94.

“With these far-reaching insights Pasteur conceived an ecological understanding of infectious disease. Infectious disease does not simply have a single cause but is the result of a complex web of interactions within and outside the individual.” [Excerpt from “A Homeopathic Perspective on Infectious Disease: Effective Alternatives to Antibiotics” located at]

“On June 9, 1969, Dr. D. M. McArtor, then Deputy Director of Research and Technology for the Department of Defense, appeared before the House Subcommittee on Appropriations to request funding for a project to produce a synthetic biological agent for which humans have not yet acquired a natural immunity. Dr. McArtor asked for $10 million dollars to produce this agent over the next 5-10 years. The Congressional Record reveals that according to the plan for the development of this germ agent, the most important characteristic of the new disease would be ‘that it might be refractory [resistant] to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease’. AIDS first appeared as a public health risk ten years later, appearing first in a population of gay men who had been subjects in a test of a new Hepatitis vaccine. In 1989, work by Alan Cantwell Jr., M.D. linking AIDS to the hepatitis B viral vaccine experiments was suppressed at the 1989 AIDS International Conference by officials of the World Health Organization.” [Located at “From The Same People Who Gave Us The Tuskegee Syphilis Study; Mandatory Vaccinations” --]

“Public Law 95-79 [P.L. 95-79]
Title 50, Chapter 32, Section 1520
’Chemical And Biological Warfare Program’

“‘The use of human subjects will be allowed for the testing of
chemical and biological agents by the U.S. Department of
Defense, accounting to Congressional committees with respect
to the experiments and studies.’
“‘The Secretary of Defense [may] conduct tests and experiments
involving the use of chemical and biological [warfare] agents
on civilian populations [within the United States].’

Public Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 334. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 91, page 334, you will find Public Law 95-79.

“Public Law 97-375, title II, Sec. 203(a)(1), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1882.

“In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 96, page 1882, you will find Public Law 97-375.” [Located at “From The Same People Who Gave Us The Tuskegee Syphilis Study; Mandatory Vaccinations” --]

“Corporament” = “corporation” + “government”, whereas the two “separate” entities are considered to be one and the same, sort of one body with two heads. As well, it follows this equation as well, “corporation” = “government.”

National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200) – April 1974

Dumping On The Developing World
Toxic and Dangerous Products and Wastes

“In 1991 the chief economist of the World Bank suggested that, because people are poorer and life is cheaper in the Third World, exporting toxics there made economic sense. In an internal memo, Lawrence Summers wrote, ‘Just between you and me, shouldn’t the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs [less developed countries]?... The economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable, and we should face up to that. . . . Under-populated countries in Africa are vastly under-polluted; their air quality is probably vastly inefficiently low compared to Los Angeles or Mexico City. . . . The concern over an agent that causes a one-in-a-million change in the odds of prostate cancer is obviously going to be much higher in a country where people survive to get prostate cancer than in a country where under-five mortality is 200 per thousand.’

“In these economics of genocide, largely white, male elites of the North create class, race, and gender boundaries to exclude other social groups from the fundamental human rights to life and safety. This blatant disregard for the rights of Third World people was reinforced in 1996, when the European Union lifted its ban on the export of possibly BSE-infected [bovine spongiform encephalopathy - “mad cow disease”] U.K. beef and bovine products for Third World countries.

“There is a difference between ecological boundaries and socially constructed boundaries. The difference between herbivores and carnivores is an ecological boundary. It needs to be respected for the sake of both cows and humans. The difference between the value of human life in the North and South is a politically constructed boundary. It needs to be broken for the sake of human dignity.” [Excerpt from “Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply” by Vandana Shiva]

“Many different types of GM crops are now being developed. In the UK, all the GM crops that are close to gaining commercial approval to be grown by farmers are herbicide (weedkiller) tolerant. These have been engineered to be tolerant to powerful herbicides which kill all plants. This means that only the crop can survive being sprayed, and all other plants in the field die. In the USA, insect resistant crops are widely grown. These have been engineered to produce a bacterial toxin which kills the pests that normally feed on the crop. Other crops have been developed which ripen more slowly, or are more resistant to plant diseases. Scientists are also working on crops which they hope will be useful for industry, such as plants that produce oil for the cosmetics industry, crops with altered nutritional value, and even crops that produce pharmaceutical drugs.” [Excerpt from “Genetically Modified Crops and Food” located at]

“There are genetically engineered varieties of the following crops (approved in the U.S.): *Soy, *Corn, *Canola, *Cotton, Flax, Papaya, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Squash, Sugar Beet, Radicchio. [*These four crops make up about 99% of all the genetically engineered (GE) crop acreage in the US today.]

“There are two major types of GE crops now on the market:
“Herbicide Tolerant (including soybeans, corn, canola, cotton and sugar beet): These crops are genetically engineered to withstand direct application of herbicides. These chemicals would kill natural crop plants, but farmers can now spray weed killers directly onto GE herbicide tolerant varieties. This could mean more chemicals on our food and in our environment. About 70% of GE crops growing in the U.S. today are herbicide tolerant varieties.

“Insect Resistant (including corn, cotton and potatoes): Also called “plant pesticides,” because the plant is a pesticide. As it grows, the plant produces an insecticide, so certain insects die when they feed on the crop. Industry claims that these GE crops will mean that fewer chemical insecticides are sprayed. But scientists have warned that insects will develop resistance in just a few years. The insecticide produced by these crops is one that is used as a common, biological alternative to chemical sprays. When insects become resistant to this non-chemical insect control, farmers who use the safe alternative – including many organic growers – will lose out, while other farmers may be forced to turn back to toxic chemicals.” {Originally found at}

World Trade Organization

Partial List of GE Companies and Products

Food: Artificial sweeteners and Toxic Substances

The impacts of chemical mixtures

“The following definition of “organic” was passed by the National Organic Standards Board Definition (NOSB) at its April 1995 meeting in Orlando, FL.:

“Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony.

“‘Organic’ is a labeling term that denotes products produced under the authority of the Organic Foods Production Act. The principal guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and that integrate the parts of the farming system into an ecological whole.

“Organic agriculture practices cannot ensure that products are completely free of residues; however, methods are used to minimize pollution from air, soil and water.

“Organic food handlers, processors and retailers adhere to standards that maintain the integrity of organic agricultural products. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.” [Excerpt from Definition of Organic at]

“What is Biodynamic agriculture? In seeking an answer let us pose the further question: Can the Earth heal itself, or has the waning of the Earths vitality gone too far for this? No matter where our land is located, if we are observant we will see sure signs of illness in trees, in our cultivated plants, in the water, even in the weather. Organic agriculture rightly wants to halt the devastation caused by humans; however, organic agriculture has no cure for the ailing Earth. From this the following question arises: What was the original source of vitality, and is it available now?

“Biodynamics is a science of life-forces, a recognition of the basic principles at work in nature, and an approach to agriculture which takes these principles into account to bring about balance and healing. In a very real way, then, Biodynamics is an ongoing path of knowledge rather than an assemblage of methods and techniques.

“Biodynamics is part of the work of Rudolf Steiner, known as anthroposophy – a new approach to science which integrates precise observation of natural phenomena, clear thinking, and knowledge of the spirit. It offers an account of the spiritual history of the Earth as a living being, and describes the evolution of the constitution of humanity and the kingdoms of nature. Some of the basic principles of Biodynamics are: Broaden Our Perspective, Reading The Book Of Nature, Cosmic Rhythms, Plant Life Is Intimately Bound Up With The Life Of The Soil, A New View Of Nutrition, Medicine For The Earth: Biodynamic Preparations, The Farm As The Basic Unit Of Agriculture, and lastly Economics Based On Knowledge Of The Job.” [Excerpted from “What is Biodynamics?” located at]
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